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Cafe Gouda

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2960 N Center St, Hickory, NC 28601-1159
+1 828-267-1300
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Hickory, North Carolina
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for lunch or a casual dinner and they offer breakfast too. Great coffee and a HUGE menu with lots of variety. Very fresh ingredients and gluten free bread available.

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Thank Doreen C
Mckrapp, Owner at Cafe Gouda, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your sandwich at Gouda. Thank you for your business. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Love eating here on Sunday mornings. Fantastic sandwiches, quesadillas, and breakfast options. It can get busy, but is worth it!

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Thank Graham0915
Conover
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I hate feeling rushed to order and I hate a menu that is written around a wall and this restaurant has each of these. The food is great, but if you have any anxiety or OCD tendencies this is not the place for you.

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Thank April H
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is my go to restaurant for breakfast. Order at a counter and the food is brought to you. Coffee/sodas are self serve. Their house blend is what I usually order. Indoor / outdoor seating is offered. I ordered a special omelette with spinach and bacon and though plain it was scrumptious, hot and fresh. Locals eat here.

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Thank Nika W
Hickory
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134 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

A simple half sandwich and just a cup of their excellent soup-perfect. My wife really enjoyed 'The Uno': chicken with cranberry, Brie on wheat.

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Thank Bill L
Hickory, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We went there for lunch and got there at 12:40 and at 1;15 still did not have our food.I had to go up to the counter and ask and she said it will be right out and it was not.I went back up to the counter and told them I needed it to go now.That was poor service

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Thank Wanda E
Hickory
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134 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Breakfast, lunch OR dinner: always a delicious and tasty meal. I especially enjoy the 'harley' or 'barley' for breakfast. Egg and cheese with either bacon or sausage on sourdough-yum! The menu choices are extensive and priced very reasonably. Not easy to find-in a strip center next to a very good Italian restaurant-Da Vinci's. We enjoy both.

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Thank Bill L
Mckrapp, Owner at Cafe Gouda, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Cafe Gouda. Be sure to check out the special board on your next visit. We have 3-4 daily specials. You can also see them on our Facebook page. We will have music staring on the patio may 5. Music will be every Thursday and Saturday evening. Come enjoy some local talent. More 

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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

My friends and I are regulars to this restaurant. They have the best breakfast sandwiches!!! Seems to be a kind if eclectic menu. Also have vegetarian dishes, I believe. You can dine in or enjoy the outside patio if the weather is nice. The coffee is awesome too. Seating inside is limited but worth the wait. You order and pay... More 

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Thank Beth100000
Raleigh, North Carolina
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293 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

I've had the chance to eat at Cafe Gouda on a couple of different occasions and have been satisfied each time. When I look at Cafe Gouda's menu, it has a very California feel to it. It's creative, healthy-ish, not very southern. For me, it's refreshing to go somewhere that isn't biscuits and gravy and something I would expect out... More 

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Thank Aspiring_Critic
Hickory, North Carolina
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

The variety and taste of the food keep us going back often. The atmosphere is fun and relaxed. The prices moderate.

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Thank AGCrawley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Cuisine
American, Cafe, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2960 N Center St, Hickory, NC 28601-1159
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: +1 828-267-1300
Description
We are a locally owned restaurants do have been in business for 15 years. We served breakfast, lunch and dinner. We serve breakfast all day. We provide gourmet coffees, fresh made salad, soups , sandwiches, pizzas and pasta dishes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?